.5 and .6 do not find the SD card/cannot select drive

Asked by David E. Brown on 2013-01-31

I am using a windows xp laptop to try and setup Rasberry Pi's OS. win32-image-writer does not find the drive with the SD card and it does not allow me to select a drive. I went back to .4 and drive selection worked but it will not recognize the 32 gb SD card. It says the SD card is too small. Is there a size limit for the SD card? Is it possible that .5 and .6 don't work with XP?
Thanks

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Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #1

The mechanism to detect removable drives was changed for the next release (coming this weekend - 2 Feb 2013). As soon as it is available, please download and try it. If this issue still persists, please file a bug that contains the version of win32-image-writer, Windows release, and complete make/model of your system so that I can look up its specs.

David E. Brown (davidcafe) said : #2

I was able yo use the .7 release. I installed it on a Dell Vostro laptop running Windows 8. It would not pick or allow Drive selection using my newer Dell laptop running XP. I think the Lexmark software takes ownership and won't allow sharing removable media devices.

Bottom line .7 worked for me.

Thanks,
David

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Subject: [Question #220680]: .5 and .6 do not find the SD card/cannot select drive
Date: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 3:11 pm

Your question #220680 on Image Writer changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/220680

    Status: Open => Answered

Tobin Davis proposed the following answer:
The mechanism to detect removable drives was changed for the next
release (coming this weekend - 2 Feb 2013). As soon as it is available,
please download and try it. If this issue still persists, please file a
bug that contains the version of win32-image-writer, Windows release,
and complete make/model of your system so that I can look up its specs.

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Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #3

So, v0.7 worked. This question is solved (not that I like this question/answer thing).